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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 14:33 
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R.E.M. trifecta, though Turn You Inside Out is a great shout, and the love version from their tour, where he dedicates it to the Exxon corporations and sings it through a megaphone lives long in my memory.


EDIT - Also, WTF nothing from The Flaming Lips?


Flaming Lips is a gap that needs to be plugged, for shame though I don't really know any of their stuff particularly well, even though Radcliffe and Maconie play them quite a lot on Radio 6 and have had them as guests a couple of times. Suggestions for the Flaming Lips track are welcome.

As for R.E.M. - the track I had on the list until last week for them was the impossibly wonderful live version of Country Feedback with Neil Young's mesmerising performance. But then I was cooking at the weekend and I listened to all of Green whilst I cooked and remembered how awesome it was and with great reluctance replaced Country Feedback with Turn You Inside Out - Stipe does intelligent anger so well.

But yeah, I could pick a different R.E.M. track every day of the week for a month or two, quite easily.

Incidentally, Stipe has consistently said that Country Feedback is his favourite R.E.M. song.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 14:54 
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Flaming lips, the pithily titled:

Talkin' 'bout the smilin' deathporn immortality blues (everybody wants to live forever)

https://open.spotify.com/track/0utaBxvfOf3YJQaKaBZIsg


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 15:11 
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The best REM song is probably Let Me In. Monster is such a fucking brilliant album.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 17:24 
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In Bloom
World In Motion (just kidding, 1963)
Bang and Blame


I actually meant In Bloom. Doh!

I could pick about two dozen R.E.M. tracks to fit. For all the stick they got over the years, they have a crazy amount of good songs.

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Maybe I meant In Bloom too. Which one goes "da da da da DAA daa, da da da da DAA daa"?

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On no, In Bloom mocks people who like music without spending time to discover the "deep meaning". Fuck that pretentious shit.

Turns out I meant "Breed".

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 18:49 
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Bamba wrote:
Monster is such a fucking brilliant album.

I pretty much just listen to this when I'm in an R.E.M. mood. Or Automatic.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 19:25 
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Grim... wrote:
On no, In Bloom mocks people who like music without spending time to discover the "deep meaning". Fuck that pretentious shit.

Turns out I meant "Breed".


Ooh good one. Epic drum intros for the win.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 20:03 
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Lonewolves wrote:
Bamba wrote:
Monster is such a fucking brilliant album.

I pretty much just listen to this when I'm in an R.E.M. mood. Or Automatic.


Up was really good as well to be fair. In fact that's the last REM album I really listened to. Just one of those bands that fell by the wayside for me over the years for no reason at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 21:05 
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There are some real gems on all of their last five albums, but they are quite inconsistent and the weaker tracks on them lurch alarmingly towards being outright 'below average' or even 'poor' at times.

That said, a few years ago I listened to their entire canon back-to-back in the car over the course of a couple of weeks' worth of drives to and from work, and their output overall is astonishingly good.

In fact, that's something I need to do again at some point, listen to every studio album they've ever put out, but this time assemble a 'Best of R.E.M' Spotify playlist, assuming all their albums are actually on Spotify.

One thing I have noticed is that even where an artist is on Spotify and looks to the casual observer to be complete, there can be gaps in the collection. Duran Duran and Chumbawamba spring to mind. (The 'Pop Trash' album by Duran Duran is missing, and both 'Shhh' and 'Anarchy' by Chumbawamba are missing.)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 22:00 
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It's like how the Manic Street Preachers seemed to pour every ounce of their talent into Motorcycle Emptiness and had nothing left so just churned out terrible shite.


A reappraisal has seen the Manics' entry changed to Motorcycle Emptiness, I'd somehow forgotten how good it is.

Now up to 180 tracks, and there's been a bit of a shuffle around at the start.

https://open.spotify.com/user/chopleytu ... vNwj9dyYF7

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Needs more songs about cars

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Bamba wrote:
It's like how the Manic Street Preachers seemed to pour every ounce of their talent into Motorcycle Emptiness and had nothing left so just churned out terrible shite.


A reappraisal has seen the Manics' entry changed to Motorcycle Emptiness, I'd somehow forgotten how good it is.

Now up to 180 tracks, and there's been a bit of a shuffle around at the start.

https://open.spotify.com/user/chopleytu ... vNwj9dyYF7


Inspired by Hearthly and to stick one in Bamba's eye about Motorcycle Emptiness being their only decent song, I made a Spotify playlist of Fopproved Manics Songs. No more Kevin Carter! No more Intense Humming of Evil! Just the good stuff*. Best listened to on shuffle.

*It's very light on the last several years' of work, not necessarily because it's bad, but because I kind of stopped listening. It's got a couple from Send Away the Tigers, I think that's as late as the list goes.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 17:52 
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Splendid Mr Fop, once I am jacked into the SPOTIFY BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING MATRIX (Friday onward) I will listen to your playlist in the car.

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Lonewolves wrote:
Bamba wrote:
Monster is such a fucking brilliant album.

I pretty much just listen to this when I'm in an R.E.M. mood. Or Automatic.


Yes, I think Monster got a lukewarm reception as it wasn't Automatic. I look forward tonthoa diacussion with the pair of you tomorrow

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